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Annie Elizabeth Delany

Annie Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany (3 September 1891 - 25 September 1995) was an American dentist and civil rights pioneer who was the subject, along with her sister Sarah Louise Delany Sadie, of the New York Times bestselling oral history, Having Our Say, written by journalist Amy Hill Hearth. Delany earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Columbia University in 1923. She was the second Black woman licensed to practice dentistry in New York State, and became famous, with the publication of the book, at the age of 101.

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    You are not a doctor of dentistry! You are a doctor of segregation!
    Annie Elizabeth Delany (b. 1891)

    There are certain stereotypes that are offensive. Some of them don’t worry me, though. For instance, I have always thought that Mammy character in Gone with the Wind was mighty funny. And I just loved “Amos ‘n’ Andy” on the radio. So you see, I have enough confidence in myself that those things did not bother me. I could laugh.
    Annie Elizabeth Delany (b. 1891)

    Annie Laurie
    Gie’d me her promise true;
    Gie’d me her promise true,
    Which ne’er forgot will be;
    And for bonnie Annie Laurie
    I’d lay me doune and dee.
    William Douglas (1672?–1748)

    ...we never worked for white people in their homes. No, sir, not even once! That is one of the accomplishments in my life of which I am the most proud, yes, sir!
    —Annie Elizabeth Delany (b. 1891)

    There are certain stereotypes that are offensive. Some of them don’t worry me, though. For instance, I have always thought that Mammy character in Gone with the Wind was mighty funny. And I just loved “Amos ‘n’ Andy” on the radio. So you see, I have enough confidence in myself that those things did not bother me. I could laugh.
    —Annie Elizabeth Delany (b. 1891)